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Galini and Eggares

  • Distance from Naxos Town: Galini: 5 Km
  • Distance from Naxos Town: Eggares: 7 Km
  • Taverns, ouzeri, mini market, petrol station are available
  • Nearest beach: Amitis bay - no facilities on the beach
  • Nearest villages: Agios Thalaleos, Kourounohori, Melanes

Galini and Eggares Villages

Galini is a traditional and quiet and peaceful village, in the verdant Galini Valley, only 10 minutes drive from Naxos Town. The area is surrounded by orchards and farms and the beach is only 1500 metres away from the village.

Eggares is a traditional agricultural village, not very "touched" by tourism. It is situated about 7 Km north of Naxos Town in a lovely and very fertile valley. In the village are few taverns and there is a mini market.

The beach (located in Amitis bay) is nice and sandy and it is not crowded even in high season.

Sightseeing in Galini and Eggares area

  • The Fortress - Monastery of Ypsilotera
    Ypsilotera Virgin is a tower monastery and it is said to be the strongest fortress on the island. It was both a base for operations and a hide place of the region. Inside the tower there is a post-Byzantine church with an excellent temple. The tower of Ypsilotera Virgin was founded in in 1600 by Iakovos Kokkos.
  • Eggares Olive Press Museum
    Dates back to 1884, from its press indication, but according to the hearsay of the locals, it's dated before that, probably at the start of the century.
    More info at,

Galini and Eggares Images

Church in Galini Village in Naxos Island Cyclades Greece
Church in Eggares village in Naxos Cyclades

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